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Kottaras, Anderson help A's down M's

9:32 PM, Sep 8, 2012   |    comments
Oakland Athletics catcher George Kottaras (14) is greeted by the Oakland Athletics after in the dugout after Kottaras hits a 2 run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the 4th inning at Safeco Field. (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
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SEATTLE, WA - George Kottaras hit a two-run homer and Brett Anderson tossed six solid innings, as the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners, 6-1, in the second test of a three-game series.

Yoenis Cespedes, Stephen Drew and Coco Crisp added an RBI apiece for the Athletics, who maintained their lead atop the AL wild card standings.

Anderson (4-0) gave up one unearned run on six hits while striking out four for Oakland, which has won two in a row since a three-game skid.

Trayvon Robinson knocked in the lone run for the Mariners, who have lost three of four.

Hisashi Iwakuma (6-4) allowed five runs -- four earned -- on six hits over 3 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked two.


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